|Project by SantaPaulaCraftsman||posted 11-25-2009 09:15 AM||4537 views||13 times favorited||27 comments|
I have this habit of building furniture around a unique piece of wood. The measurements of the table or mirror frame are dependent on that one special slab. So I usually have to deviate from the original design in order to accomodate the slab’s faults, size, or unique characteristics.
I have seen other Lumberjock’s Gamble hall table projects, and I love the dimensions of this piece. I’m only an hour away from the Gamble house and, for inspiration, I drove there on a Sunday afternoon just to stare in the window and drink in the spectacular foyer of this special home.
I wanted to use mahogany while incorporating the long figured cherry slab seen in the table top (the impetus for the project). I feel the light red/pink cherry complements the mahogany. I did use African ebony for the square pegs and drawer runners, and filed down the brass screws for the pins (what a pain in the you-know-what… but the effect is quite elegant)
Nothing makes me happier than to spend months on a project and then put it in my house and USE IT daily. This piece sits in our dining room.
Hmm. Now it needs a matching china cabinet.
-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn